10 Years Of TechCrunch

The first TechCrunch post appeared on June 11, 2005. It was a profile of a new version of Technorati which had begun scanning real-time news feeds called “blogs.” These news sources – which had existed before the turn of the century – were rising in prominence but TC co-founder Michael Arrington didn’t see himself as a blogger. Instead, he was starting a new company and just wanted to size up the competition.

A few months later, however, he began writing in a conversational and confrontational way that began to define a new era in business reporting – and a boom in startup coverage that changed the way the world thought about entrepreneurship.